Green, Fair Future: Net zero networks event – 3 August 2021

Call for input
  • Open
  • Closed

Publication date

Closed date

Industry sector

  • Distribution Network
  • Generation and Wholesale Market
  • Offshore Transmission Network
  • Supply and Retail Market
  • Transmission Network

Missed the event? Watch the on-demand recording

The UK energy sector is going through a major transformation. Our price controls for the energy networks will play an unprecedented role in shaping the GB energy system to work for current and future generations as we accelerate efforts for a low-carbon future. 

In the summer of 2019, the UK government legislated a target to reduce UK carbon emissions to net zero by 2050. The Welsh and Scottish governments have also made net zero commitments.  

Our energy system needs ongoing investment to support these ambitions and ensure the excellent security and reliability that consumers expect. And with that comes great opportunities to support a green economic recovery from the pandemic. 

Event topics:

  • The importance of network price controls in achieving net zero emissions

  •  Ofgem’s network price control model ‘RIIO-2’, and how it supports the advancement of decarbonisation in the UK and how this can be applied globally

  • The evolution and application of Ofgem’s RIIO Price Control model and lessons learnt 

  • Consumer benefits and trade-offs regulators will need to consider in net zero 

  • How to meet the needs of consumers and network users through network price controls 

  • How to create a framework that better encourages and accelerates innovation 

The UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in November, an event of global significance for coordinated action on climate change. Ofgem is determined not just to do everything we can to support a carbon-neutral future in the UK, but to use COP26 to accelerate greener, fairer energy globally through collaboration with international regulators.  

Why attend? 

  •  Get an overview of the energy networks in GB and their role in supporting UK net zero ambitions, alongside different international regulation models

  • Understand the importance of consumer and network user engagement in a price control process and our approach to facilitating innovation through price control mechanisms

  • Hear how you can get involved in the Electricity Distribution Price Controls process, which will be fundamental to how we heat our homes, drive our cars and help prepare Britain from plant to plug for a greener energy future

  • Connect and network with fellow attendees in real-time via our interactive, fully virtual event platform 

  • Support international and cross-sector collaboration on the energy transition for a greener, fairer energy future

Event details

  • Tuesday 3 August 2021

  • 10:00 – 12:30 GMT +1

  • Broadcast live. An on-demand recording will be available on the Ofgem website after the broadcast.

Register now to book your place and get updated as we release the agenda and full speaker line-up.

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